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The South West TUC is calling on the government to protect Euro-funded projects in Cornwall during the gap in funding later this year....
20 January 2015
The government’s sledgehammer approach to public services has resulted in a growing social crisis for many of our communities, according to new analysis published by the TUC and the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES). The cuts in the North East have been worse than many feared because the Coalition...
19 January 2015
The future of local authority services in the North West is under threat from a growing financial crisis, with significant cuts already being made to statutory adult care and children’s services, says new analysis published today (Friday) by the TUC and the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES). The report...
16 January 2015
Budget cuts of 25 per cent have placed the future of local authority services in the South West under threat, according to new analysis published today (Friday) by the TUC and the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES)....
16 January 2015
This report is based on research by the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES), commissioned by the TUC. The research explores the impact of austerity in England, focusing upon how changes in publically funded services affect both people and places across the country, now and in the years to come.
16 January 2015
We take a look at what happened at the TUC Making Work Pay? What role can the welfare state play in raising living standards? conference held on 8th December 2014. It focused on the impact of the current high levels of unemployment and falling average weekly earnings, low-paid workers and...
11 December 2014
Commenting on today’s (Thursday) analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) of the Autumn Statement and the forecasts by the Office for Budgetary Responsibility, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Buried beneath the Chancellor’s headline giveaways was a dire report on the state of the economy and the public...
04 December 2014
Commenting on the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) forecasts published today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Office for Budget Responsibility has slashed its forecast for next year’s wages growth from 3.2 to 2 per cent with reductions in years to come. Real wages are set to stay...
03 December 2014
Responding to the Autumn Statement today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The living standards crisis has wrecked the Chancellor’s strategy. He has failed his deficit reduction pledge as low-paid Britain is paying much less tax than expected. And businesses won’t find the customers they need if consumers do...
03 December 2014
YouGov research carried out last year for the Centre for Labour and Social Studies finds voters of all politics united in their support for nationalisation of rail. A significant majority of 66% support nationalising the railway companies while only 23% think they should be run privately. The British people also...
01 December 2014

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